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SANGERHAUSEN, Germany German bicycle producer Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG Mifa in short has started building a new logistics center at the company headquarters in Sangerhausen. The new state-of-the-art facility is planned to be ready in the first quarter of 2007. The new hall will include a modern and fully automated storage system

Mifa Builds Logistics Center

SANGERHAUSEN, Germany – German bicycle producer Mitteldeutsche Fahrradwerke AG – Mifa in short – has started building a new logistics center at the company headquarters in Sangerhausen. The new state-of-the-art facility is planned to be ready in the first quarter of 2007. The new hall will include a modern and fully automated storage system. It will also increase stock capacity to more than 350,000 bicycles. According to Mifa chairman Peter Wicht, the new automatic system will reduce costs: “Due to the fact that we have to deliver huge amounts of bicycles over short periods to our customers, just-in-time production was not possible. Bicycles have to be moved by hand from here to there. The new system makes us more flexible and independent from carriers.” And: It will reduce costs significantly. Again Wicht: “It’s an important step in our plan to make Mifa one of Europe’s most important bicycle producers.” (JB)

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